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Warren Rosenblum

News Around Webster: Link, Pollak, Rosenblum, Stiles

March 25, 2020

Warren Rosenblum was awarded a Fulbright grant to Belgium for research and teaching on his project, "Between Sympathy and Persecution: The ‘Feeble-Minded’ in Modern Europe." ... Johannes Pollak’s book on the future of Europe was among the Council Library's most popular reads in 2019. ... John Link will present on “best practices for career engagement through digital tools." ... Debbie Stiles was invited by the International Council of Psychologists to serve on the Advisory Council for the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights.

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Debbie Stiles and Kaori Chaki discussed their research on

In the News: Stiles on child separation, nursing nomination, Kaiser on Medium

March 24, 2020

Debbie Stiles and graduate student Kaori Chaki were interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" to discuss their project, "The Psychological Impact of Separating Immigrant Children from their Families." ... Webster alumna Carlita Vasser is a nominee for the top nurses in the St. Louis area in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's #CelebrateNurses contest. ... DJ Kaiser posted at Medium on varying public health responses to the coronavirus.

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Soheil Mansouri

News Around Webster: Mansouri, Pesakovic, Wiggins

March 22, 2020

Soheil Mansouri was selected as a Specialized Professional Association program reviewer for TESOL and the Council for Accreditation of the Educator Preparation. ... Gordana Pesakovic's chapter on National and Regional Branding of Central Asia appears in the new text, "Economic, Educational, and Touristic Development in Asia." ... Bradley Wiggins’ book, "The Discursive Power of Memes in Digital Culture: Ideology, Semiotics, and Intertextuality," was reviewed by the prestigious European Journal of Communication.

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virus

In the News: Falconer, Baebler on coronavirus; Flewellen; Higgins and Rosenblum

March 13, 2020

Jameca Falconer was in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and KSDK on anxiety and reactions around COVID-19. Barrett Baebler was quoted in the St. Louis Business Journal on how businesses can prepare employees amid the pandemic. ... Vincent C. Flewellen provided commentary on Mary Engelbreit on the occasion of her Lifetime Achievement Award. ... Robin Jefferson-Higgins and Warren Rosenblum appeared on The Pulse to discuss the Milly Sawyers story.

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Quinton Ward

In the News: S. Cummings, Wiggins, Ward, Zhou

March 06, 2020

Vienna's Bradley Wiggins was interviewed on RTVi about memes' impact in U.S. politics. ... Simone Cummings was in Ladue News for her role with the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. ... Alumnus Quinton Ward was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a position he took to lead a mobile grocery. ... Zhichun Zhou's research on self-control was featured on St. Louis On the Air as part of an interview with her collaborator, Leonard Green.

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olc

Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

March 06, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

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Library

Register for the Spring Faculty Writing Retreat March 20

March 05, 2020

The Library and the Faculty Development Center invite all faculty to participate in the Spring 2020 Faculty Writing Retreat, to be held Friday, March 20, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center Suite in Emerson Library, Suite 420. Registration is now open. Writing Retreats provide dedicated quiet time for faculty to pursue their scholarly and teaching agendas free from distraction, and to experience the support and camaraderie of working side-by-side with colleagues.

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Nives Rumenjak, Webster Leiden

News Around Webster: Newsam, Rumenjak, Cosic, Stiles

March 05, 2020

Nives Rumenjak published an article in "Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication" about political cartooning and freedom of expression in multicultural societies. ... Dance adjunct faculty member Monica Newsam will perform at the 2nd International Meeting of Circus Schools March. ... Debbie Stiles and her Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology graduate students presented their research at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research in Seattle. ... Zlatko Cosic's films will screen in St. Louis and Michigan.

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Webster languages instructors share traditional foods from their respective cultures.

In the News: Schuster on coronavirus, Schöllhammer on U.S. elections, ILC on food, Kaiser on LGBTQ

March 03, 2020

Julian Z. Schuster was quoted by KMOV, KSDK and the St. Louis Business Journal about how a global institution like Webster is taking precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak. ... Ralph Schöllhammer at Webster Vienna was interviewed by Puls 24 about the U.S. primaries. ... Webster language instructors Yamile Mauad, Malte Hansen and Morgane Daynes were in the KMOX and KSDK newsrooms to share traditional foods and traditions around "Fat Tuesday." ... DJ Kaiser’s latest Medium piece was published in TH-Ink Queerly.

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Chancellor Stroble discusses the Diversity and Inclusion conference with Fox2 in St. Louis.

In the News: Stroble on diversity; Falconer on black history; Webster Groves profile

February 27, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble discussed this year's Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Fox 2, and authored an op/ed in the St. Louis Business Journal on why diversity, equity and inclusion are "a social and ethical imperative." ... Jameca Falconer's St. Louis Public Radio interview on teaching black history was printed in the St. Louis American. ... A KSDK feature on Webster Groves, where the University was founded in 1915, highlighted it as one of the reasons the city is a great place to live.

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books

Student Literacy Corps Children's Book Drive Hits 21,750 Donated Books and Counting

February 24, 2020

Webster University's Student Literacy Corps has been collecting new and gently used children's books (from infants to teens) and delivering them to a variety of schools and other agencies serving low-income children and families since 2001. Webster students, faculty, and staff donated over 1,700 books this year, bringing the lifetime donation tally to 21,750.

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Oreste Foppiani

In the News: Foppiani on Iran; Falconer on black history; Clewell tributes

February 20, 2020

Oreste Foppiani was interviewed by the Swiss financial magazine Allnews on the Iranian legislative elections and the consequences of tensions between Washington and Tehran. ... Jameca Falconer's public radio interview about teaching black history was picked up by outlets in Florida. ... Two St. Louis publications penned tributes to Webster literature professor David Clewell, who passed away last weekend.

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'The Milly Project' performed at Webster University and was featured by Fox2 News.

In the News: Smith on bots, Kaiser on accents, Legal Studies on Milly Sawyers

February 18, 2020

Fox2 featured an event hosted by Legal Studies Department about the powerful story of Milly Sawyers, an enslaved woman who won her freedom years before the more famous Dred Scott case. ... Julie Smith discussed how to spot bots online in the second part of her appearance, in animated form, on an Arizona news station. ... DJ Kaiser's post on Medium, "Everyone Has an Accent," has gained traction on several platforms and will be published in Age of Awareness Magazine.

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Paula Witkowski-Dieckmann

Around Webster: Perniciaro award, P. Stroble poem, Witkowski on reading

February 14, 2020

Paula Witkowski-Dieckmann authored a post in Medium critiquing approaches to teaching reading and their effect on young readers with dyslexia. ... Paul Stroble's poem was selected to appear on St. Louis transit vehicles as part of Arts In Transit. ... Westport's Karen Perniciaro received the "Rookie of the Year" award from the Northwest Chamber of Commerce.

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Summer/Fall 2020 Academic Technology Request Deadline March 2

February 13, 2020

In order to manage a growing catalog of software titles, Webster University’s Information Technology organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. This is in alignment with the themes of the University’s strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century. The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Summer/Fall 2020 is Monday, March 2.

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